If we have one steady goal for our spring vision boards, it’s to embody the too-chic-to-care effortlessness of any and every Zara-styled model. From crochet one-pieces to toned-down animal prints, Zara has always played with the risqué and taken it to blockbuster levels. What has always worked for the Spanish fast-fashion house is its element of unpredictability. Zara can take anything, from Hawaiian-style shirts to leopard prints worthy of The Sopranos, and elevate it to high fashion worthy of a street style star. Sure, Zara has great separates — but its magic lies in its styling. And we’d be lying if we said we don’t keep tabs on its Instagram page for daily style inspiration.
Springtime is Zara’s time to shine and it’s not disappointing us so far. Here are some of the best styling hacks for spring courtesy of Zara.
Break Out the Blazer
Zara Blazer With Rolled-Up Sleeves, $69.90 at Zara
Spring may still be a little too chilly to rock crop tops on their own so layer a blazer on top to stay warm. (Make sure the blazer is made of a lightweight fabric.) Slightly baggy jeans and black toe-loop sandals keep things from getting too stuffy.
Zara Ruffled Blouse, $49.90 at Zara
Victorian everything is still a thing and this high-collared blouse is peak period fashion goals. But it’s the (faux) leather leggings and square-toe mules that make the look.
Zara Satin Effect Pleated Skirt, $39.90 at Zara
Top off a shiny pleated skirt with a long-sleeve striped shirt where the stripes complement the color of the skirt. Strappy sandals balance out the look.
Zara Basic Modal T-Shirt, $17.90 at Zara
A white tee and a cropped top are both spring wardrobe essentials so why not combine the two? Slip a strappy bra top over a basic white tee, then add in some colorful slouchy jeans and thong sandals to wrap up the look.
For Work and Weekends
Zara Belt Loop Shorts, $69.90 at Zara
Bermuda shorts are set to be a spring staple in 2020 and they work for both the office and running errands on Saturday. Top them off with an equally versatile poplin blouse and round out the look with soft leather ballet flats.
Zara Printed Shirt Dress, $69.90 at Zara
Pack away those Hawaiian shirts and add a few Hawaiian shirtdresses to your virtual shopping cart. Layer them over bright high-waisted pants and cap things off with neutral sandals.
Winter in Spring
Zara Faux Suede Leggings, $39.90 at Zara
After shelling out all that money on winter must-haves, you’ll be thrilled to hear that some of them can actually stay in rotation once the weather warms up. Take that new sweater vest and wear it solo over a camel-colored pair of faux suede leggings. Strappy black sandals break up all those neutrals.
Mix and Match
Zara Plaid Blouse, $49.90 at Zara
You can still rock plaid come spring as long as it comes in a pretty pastel shade. Tuck a billowy blouse into floral-printed pants FTW.
Zara Print Culottes, $69.90 at Zara
Culottes can be tricky to pull off, especially when they boast a bold pattern. Zara’s advice? Treat the pair like a midi skirt and style it with a bright polo top. Keep your footwear simple (like black slides) to not overwhelm the outfit.